Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Day 33

We kind of figured that no matter what, the next couple of days were going to be really hot. Our next destination was the Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield, CA. It's 94°F right now (4:40pm) but I'm sitting by the pool cooling off after getting the trailer set up on our site. So far, all of the pools have been cold and this was no exception. Which is great for cooling off but you don't spend a lot of time in the water. There are orange trees throughout the park between all of the campsites and when there is ripe fruit, you are welcome to pick.


Something that I didn't expect is that the dry heat is pretty tolerable. I guess I should've expected that since I encountered similar temperatures on my last two motorcycle trips. As long as I drink lots of water and G2, a low sugar version of Gatorade, the heat doesn't seem to bother me as much. But then again, the campground pool and air conditioning in the RV is nice.

This evening, we went into town and had dinner at Chili's. I haven't been to one of those since they closed the Alaska locations. Service was kind of slow but we weren't in a real hurry either.

4 comments:

  1. Dry heat always seems better than the combination of heat and humidity. Sometimes when it gets too much in the valley in the summer we'll head over the cascades to the dry heat of Sisters and Bend.

    That pool looks inviting too.

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    1. Dry heat, like dry cold, is much easier to deal with. It has been really nice sitting outside today. Very relaxing.

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  2. And people in the South never believe me when I tell them that a dry heat is doable. They just worry about not being able to keep moisture in skin and nose. I haven't had issues. I'll take evaporative cooling any day.

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    1. Evaporative cooling works great in a dry environment.

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